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Samsung Is Almost Selling as Many Phones as Apple in The U.S.

maxresdefaultThe smartphone results are in. apple still sells loads of its iPhones in the united states but Samsung isn’t too far behind. Apple has reportedly sold 40% of the total smartphones sold in the year 2015 in the united states. While, Samsung has commanded a healthy 31% of those sales. Next in line is the other Korean conglomerate, LG. with 10% of all the mobiles being sold are LG, it too has become into a dominate player.

The trend is reverse on the global scale. Samsung reigns supremacy with a total of 324.8 million units. Apple on its part has sold 231.5 million iphones.

One important fact to be note is that, even though Samsung has sold more number of smartphones, the average price of those phone lingers at $300 while apple’s iPhone’s average price is at $700. The profits generated for apple is huge and that cannot be ignored.gsmarena_002

The strong indication of market saturation is that of all the active devices, a third of them are iOS devices that are more than 2 years old. While only 30% of Samsung devices are listed as out dated. Most of the people have a handset 2 years of younger. If the tech giants fail to add new innovative features to the upcoming handset, the consumer are bound to stick to their existing smartphones leading to downfall of sales figures.

“Operators are pulling out all the tricks to encourage phone upgrades… The once-familiar two-year contract, which tied consumers to a two-year phone upgrade cycle, is gradually fading. U.S. carriers started to do away with two-year contracts in 2012, and by the third quarter of 2015, only 51% of mobile consumers had a contract, down from almost 70% at the end 2011.

Apple remains the dominant smartphone manufacturer in the U.S., but Samsung is catching up,” said Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates. “Apple controls 40 percent of the smartphone market, while Samsung has 31 percent and LG is the next closest rival with 10 percent.”

The upcoming iPhone 5se and the galaxy s7 will have to face harsh market condition while the Chinese manufacturers produce capable phone with half the price of a flagship.